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from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. i said that crippling sanctions needed to be put in place immediately. that combined with standing up with iranian dissidents. the president was silent when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> yes, and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince
of the united states. >> now to christiane amanpour. i spoke to her earlier. >> he's been described in california real estate. he describes himself as an israeli. he's talked publicly since going into hiding. he says islam is a cancer. he said this was a deliberately provocative film to show that muhammad is a fraud. the film showed him as a pedophile, a womanizer, a thug. it basically denigrated him. you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. so now, one has to really try to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there, who is using this and whipping up hatred. >> one of the things we're seeing now is the consequences of more freedom in the middle east. >> yes, more freedom. i have spoke on the the prime minister of egypt and the new leader of libya. they want good relations with the united states. while this film was kind of hidden in the internet until it got an arabic subtitle and sound track, then it back popular. local imams whipped up fervor. >> the current regimes don't have the control. >> they do and they don't. in egypt, there's a military, a polic
's expected to declare anti-american rain and riots among muslims will never force the united states to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney is in new york set to address the clinton global initiative's annual gathering. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy. >>> president obama and first lady are special guests on the view this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publicly. >>> if you missed monday night football last night on espn you missed the call that has fans and most o
minister, who is determined to show he's cooperating with the united states. he says more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here in tripoli to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, and saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack, just inside the compound, easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed. two others were killed in the house used as a safe haven, including at least one former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we kne
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also in just a moment right here, abc's barbara walters will be here because she just spoke with the president and mrs. obama. but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with more than 100 world leaders, some of them potential u.s. enemies for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, c
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
of the united states. two massive wildfires in washington state now merging. thousands of acres are burning. check out the smoke. people have been force today wear masks will. ginger z is tracking the fires this morning. and what do you do if you are a movie star and a governor and your wife confronts you about having a secret love child? of course, you write a book. that's what arnold schwarzenegger is doing this morning, opening up about the mommy his wife confronted hem. and the man who is accused of stocking and threatening a rival little league coach. and that coach's son. all because that son struck out his son. a little complicated. basically it's an allegation this morning that parents involved in sports in long island new york are out of control. we will talk to the father who is accused in this case. and finally, this is tv's biggest night. it's a big night for all of us here at abc, the emmy awards. the emmy party kicks off this morning. we will have a look at the nominees. and the big question, with all the adults nominated from "modern family" who is likely to win and how will
, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rhodens burroed into tents. now, a second site. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolome visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is to breathe in particles of mouse feces and fluid. >> reporter: it's easy to think the initial symptoms are a common flu. while there's no cure, early detection, as well as supervision, when a life is on the line. >>> new worri
that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> reporter: he even threw a few punches at mitt romney over foreign policy. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: vice president joe biden also laid out plenty of attacks, while defending the president. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> reporter: the night was full of celebrities, performances, and tears, as former congresswoman gabby giffords delivered the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: at the end of the night, the president hit home his same message from 2008. >> if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you, tonight, for your vote. >> reporter: you can see the party is now over. but the campaign continues. both the obamas and bidens are going to be traveling to new hampshire this afternoon to campaign. and it comes on
the united states today, almost fall-like seattle and portland, 60s there, also boston, 70s new york, d.c., chicago great falls, 80s and 90s elsewhere don't see triple digits anywhere today. if you are flying we have flight arrival delays into newark otherwise check out major airports across the lower 48 all in green which means they are on time. the lack of low clouds so far means we may get by without having delays at sfo. we'll keep an eye on it. flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of the september 11th, attacks this morning abc news has obtained a bulletin that warns of a lone wolf attack where one person is the attacker. they are not on high alert. within example was may have 2010 when a man tried to blow up a car parked in times square. authorities say these types of taxes are harder to threat. -- types of attacks are harder to track. >>> federal recognition of a link between cancer and 9/11 rescuers at ground zero could come today. announcement expected final step in the process of getting cancers covered by the 9/11 compensation fund.
president of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: now that democrats have officially nominated the president for a second term, tonight, he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open-air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. and the obama campaign insists this change of venue is not because of lack of enthusiasm. because they say they had to turn away tens of thousands of supporters for tonight. rob and paula, back to you. >> brandi, last night, the former president went chapter and verse, through so many of the talking points we heard in tampa. the bailout, medicare, the debt. point by point. has mitt romney had any response yet to the speech? >> reporter: the romney campaign immediately responded. and they say they believed that clinton was highlighting obama's failures. that clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and the current president. they pointed out that clinton balanced the budget and he worked across the aisle. and he said he left
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
. >> reporter: its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose it's "sportscenter." and my wife thinks it's a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight -- 50,000 editions later, it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> a way of life for so many people. >> love those promos. best promos ever. >>> that's what's making news in
to the united states, rather than remain in france with her ex. we'll talk to her in an exclusive interview in a moment. first, the latest from tanya rivero. >> reporter: actress kelly rutherford back to work in new york, on the set of "gossip girl." after the devastating custody ruling, keeping her children away. on the show, she plays a posh and polished mom, that rarely loses her cool. but behind the scenes, the three-year fight with her ex-husband, daniel giersch, over custody of their two children, ages 3 and 5, is reportedly crushing her. on tuesday, a judge ordered the children remain in france with their father, who they've been visiting over the summer. friday, rutherford asked the judge for a stay, which would have brought the kids back to new york while she appeals. but the stay was denied, destroying her last hope of getting the children back before school. giersch is a european citizen, who can no longer enter the u.s. since his visa was revoked. the judge ruled in order to maintain a 50/50 care taking split, the children must stay in france with him and rutherford travel back
is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> that's what romney says. but while he seizes on the president's line he can't change washington from inside and will try to stay focused on job. the romney campaign is changing. colorado tonight, a bus tour in ohio, campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any of the battleground states, but the campaign is making in roads in wisconsin. so not surprisingly, the president, hoping to block any momentum, made a saturday visit, picking up a milwaukee get together and pick up some points ever his own. he admits this year is harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i am going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about on the trail. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days, showing how team obama wants to blunt any m
. a magnificent building. >> it's going to be the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. >>> all right. there is still no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores, a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district'
that a candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors to wealthy donors that say americans are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. president obama had his own moment caught on tape at a fund-raiser. in which he said some voters cling to their guns and religion. >> it's not surprising to me that they get bitter. >> reporter: four years later, it's romney explaining his own words, just as the campaign was looking to reboot, after their convention gave them no bounce. and with the president leading in many key battleground states. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the buzz on this story is expected to grow with the release of more video clips. but we're unlikely to see romney today, as he has no public events on his schedule. >>> the other major story we're following is unfolding in afghanistan this morning. the deadliest attacks so far to avenge that american-made film insulting the prophet muhammad. a suicide bomber driving a car filled with explosives, slammed into a minivan with foreign aid workers traveling to kabul's airport. a military islamic gr
, 129 inmates, are free after a daring escape just three miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prison's workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to pull themselves to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces are working to put the escapees back there. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have late n
cities in the united states rank higher. >> the mayor says it's time for a spring cleaning campaign. >> i think everybody will agree. there are favorite door doors we like people to see but we don't like the trash on the streets or graffiti. >> the mayor used to be the head of the department of public works charged with cleaning all that have stuff up. and now, by the way this survey taken from may through august of last rear but results were just published in an online magazine this month. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> okay. thank you. >> and there is a lot more still to come tonight here on abc 7 news at 6:00. just ahead a spectacular arrival of the space shuttle. it's piggy back ride to california and where to see it tomorrow. >> sand toys on steroids is how is described work going on at ocean beach in san francisco. and it's running awayed schedule. >> i'm sandhya patel. weekend is looking warmer. for the first weekend of fall. i'll have temperatures coming up. >> later tonight foster children find jobs. one pay joft of >>> welcome news for anyone who relies on the great highw
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside. but the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense batt battleground schedule. campaigning in virginia. he doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum visited. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in those battleground states. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in th
with anger rising now across the muslim word, aimed at the united states. all stemming from that controversial anti-muslim movie. hundreds of protesters poured into the grounds of the u.s. embassy in yemen. we're told all personnel are safe at this time. new protests broke out in cairo. police fired tear gas to disperse protesters. president obama said the country of egypt is not an ally of the u.s., but not an enemy, either. and the investigation into tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is just beginning. jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: it's blistering hot here. there's an undercurrent of anger and sadness. tell the american people we are so sorry about the killing of ambassador stevens, one person said to me. conveying that the murder of stevens and the killing of three over americans on tuesday night do not speak for all libyans. there have been spontaneous demonstrations on streets against extremists and expressing gratitude for the united states. another big one planned here in martyr square on friday. jeffrey kofman, tripoli. >>> in other news,
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: president obama came to the charlotte arena with several key points he wanted to convey. including that things were different from the jubilance of four years ago. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: he said there remained much work to do. but the country is on the right track. >> we're getting back to basics. and doing what america's always done best. we are making things again. >> reporter: he jeeringly, sneeringly, suggested mitt romney is not up to being commander in chief. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy in beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: and that romney's economic proposals would be a disaster for the middle-class. >> what did bill clinton call it? you do the arithmetic. >> reporter: the man known for his soaring oratory, saved the poetry for the end of his speech. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a
if ordered to do so. ruling upheld by the united states supreme court orders california to reduce prison crowding to 137% of capacity by june of next year. the "los angeles times" reports corrections officials don't expect to meet that deadline inmate advocates say the state could meet it by releasing inmates early for good behavior. >>> two hundred paiges hoping to leave sfo this morning and head to australia after their flight was canceled two night in a row. united flight 863 was scheduled to leave sunday. passengers were told the flight was delayed to monday night, last night they were told the flight was delayed until 9 a.m. today. one angry passenger told abc7 news that everyone was given hotel and breakfast vouchers but the airline had already checked their luggage and wouldn't give it back. >>> hopefully, no insult to injury with that weather. >> i think mike is talking autumnal. >> the autumnal equinox. >> autumnal feelings that too, yes it does feel a little chilly. good call terry. delays into sfo because of the cloud cover, i think oakland and san jose will be fine. flight tr
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disputes close to china. clinton met with the president today the united states wants china to start backing regime of syrian president. the secretary tried to press china to peacefully resolve disputes with its smaller neighbors over energy-rich islands in the south china sea. >>> big yak down on line lenders who offer -- big crackdown on online lenders many advertise they can get up to $1,000 into your account in as little as one hour. >> the ones that are unlicensed are offering loans in excess of the caps, with interest rates in excess of the caps. the other thing is some of them are being very unscrupulous in collection practices to try to get payment on those loans. >> many of these companies are operating out of state or offshore. the department of corporations warns consumers to be wary of payday lenders who charge triple digit interest rates. >>> facebook says mark stuckerberg will not sell stock for the next 12 months. the company lobbying back shares to reassure investors. facebook stock has been a d ud since its -- public offering, yesterday new record low. drop of over 5
these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what does the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire. abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this. >> reporter: lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to the leaders there. saying it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis had a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on the
the fact of the matter is most visitors in cities in the united states rank higher than we are. >> mayor ed low said it's time for a spring cleaning campaign. >> i think everybody will agree, there are our favorite corridors that we always like more people to see, but we don't like the trash on the streets or illegal dumping or graffiti. >> and the mayor really knows, he used to be the head of the department of public works in charge of cleaning up all that stuff. by the way, this survey was taken from may through august of last year, but the results were just published in an online article and will appear in the november issue of travel and leisure magazine. >>> up next, a massive work of art. the bay bridge will soon become a canvas for light. find out when you will see it sparkle. and take a live look now. it's sparkling a little bit. this is a live look from our roof cam hd showing you the embarcadero with the bay bridge in the background. thanks for waking up and joining us for the abc7 sunday morning news. lisa argen will have your accuweather forecast in just a few minutes. [ female
which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says, but while he seizes on the president's line he can't change washington from inside and try to stay focused on jobs, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense battleground schedule. colorado tonight. a bus tour in ohio. campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any of the battleground states, but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. so, not surprisingly, the president hoping to block any momentum made a saturday visit, picking up a milwaukee brat. >> that's what a brat is supposed to look like right there. >> reporter: and hitting some fund-raisers of his own even though he won the state by 14 points, the obama campaign admits it's harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> reporter: that's what the president wants
to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> it takes a lot of guts to put that out there the way he did. good thing michelle agreed. you can watch the interview with the president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. he was this far from sleeping on the white house couch baby. >> he's farther than that. he also said, she said i can make him mad any number of ways. and he says she does it by being fairly unreasonable. >> wow! okay i take it back. hang the presidential seal on the couch it will be in use for a while. >> interesting show to watch "the view" today on abc7. >>> sir what do we have out there? >> nothing that combative maybe t that contentious. that's when you know you have been married long and trust each other. >> plus, he's got secret service protection. >> good point. some of the low clouds fog trying to spill from the coast into and across san francisco this morning. having a hard time getting farther than that. we have clouds in the north bay. live doppler 7 hd you will notice it is dry. s have mist in 'em so don't be surprised if y
to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >>> only the leader of the free world could get away with saying that. watch the interview with president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. >> mitt romney also in new york to address the clinton global initiative annual gathering today. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy while on the campaign trail. >>> he brought sexy back. justin timberlake is trying to do the same thing with myspace. >> jane king with that and cutbacks at staples. >>> yes, back-to-school specials like one cent he raisers and note books the -- the supply chain accelerateing closings in the u.s. nearly four dozen overseas, large companies, small businesses and students shift to online and less with traditional office products like spends and folders. -- [ unintelligible ]7]cdt . >>> i was able to see clearly earlier, i don't know what is going on out there now. >> slow moving fog. >> can't see clearly now, but the rain is gone. >> the rain is gone, good point. ♪ ♪ i can see clearly now the rain is gone
of the united states is weighing in on the controversial call from monday night's game. >> but will the bungled call be enough to budge the two side in the lockout? it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> good what? >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >> it's good to be back in the saddle again. here we go. >> you were on assignment for a little bit. >> two-week assignment working during the daylight. which was strange, unnerving. back on the graveyard shift where i belong. >> missed you. i'm paula faris. we'll have the latest on the nfl referee lockout including the surprising background of the two refs who worked the monday night game. let's just say, lingerie has something to do with it. >>> also this half hour, new wildfire worries. the dangerous and very destructive season shows no signs of letting up. >> and then some big-time backlash for a father who says he was just being honest when he blogged about his two boys and told the world actually which son he likes best. you always see paren
grateful and thankful to the police department, the united states coast guard, the fbi and the media for all their hard work and diligence. and she says both kids are doing great. >>> police in pittsburgh are piecing together clues in the murder of an 18-year-old that was killed just as about he was about to tape a music video. it happened friday evening in buchanan park. abc7 news reporter sergio has details. ♪ >> to his fans the 18-year-old musician was known as mac day. this is a film he filmed this friends earlier this summer. his real name is devon george. he was shot to death friday night. it was at buchanan park in pittsburgh. his family is struggling to understand the brutality of his murder. >> he's a well-behaved kid. he has a lot of love in him. and the sad thing about it is his little brothers and sisters were there when this all unfolded. >> police tell us devon and about five other people were about to begin filming at buchanan park when two other people walked up to them and an argument broke out. investigators say devon's group started running in different direction
've got a campaign, which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims who want government handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio, and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted this from ann romney just a few days ago. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it?
cluster which has occurred certainly in the united states that i'm aware of. >> early symptoms can take up to six weeks to appear, and include fatigue, fever and chills. those quickly give way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is there is no known treatment or cure. >> there's really nothing you can do preemptively if you are exposed to hantavirus. >> for one of america's oldest and most popular national parks, a serious threat. yosemite's majestic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide public health hazard. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> the california department of public health is expanding its recall of red vines candy made in the union city production center. in addition to the black licorice products recalled last month, the apa is warning these other products could have more than the allowable amount of lead. added is family mix, mixed bites, snaps and black licorice twists. the bags are labeled with expiration dates of february, 2013. eating the candy could lead to twice the amount of lead for chil
. >> this is possibly the greatest point cluster which has occurred certainly in the united states that i'm aware of. >> early symptoms can take up to six weeks to appear, and include fatigue, fever and chills. those quickly give way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is there is no known treatment or cure. >> there's really nothing you can do preemptively if you are exposed to hantavirus. >> for one of america's oldest and most popular national parks, a serious threat. yosemite's majestic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide public health hazard. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> the california department of public health is expanding its recall of red vines candy made in the union city production center. in addition to the black licorice products recalled last month, the dph is warning these other products could have more than the allowable amount of lead. added is family mix, mixed bites, snaps and black licorice twists. the bags are labeled with expiration dates of february, 2013. eating the candy could lead to tw
tennis player in the world says she was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association said she needed to slim down and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt as though i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so, you know, than a specific number for my weight. >> reporter: so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and won the finals. >> the reality is there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis, and if you look at lindsay davenport, if you look at serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes who achieved greatness. >> but patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development, tells a abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply sug
is 32. i would love to see this with the presidents of the united states. and see them age. just over four years, maybe eight years. >> look like different men when their term is over. that's for sure. ever see how gray president obama has gotten? difference between '08 and now. staggering. will look like george washington if he gets back in office. >>> coming up next, the medical study that could be a game-changer for pro football. >>> and grade school glamour shots. you heard us right. parents posing their kids in elaborate back-to-school photos. what's be hind the trend? you are watching "world news now." ♪ don't take my kodachrome away ♪ ♪ if you took all the girls >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ews now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of w
for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. he spoke tonight a man of hard and bitter experience. a survivor. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: that's why vice president joe biden went all out, too. >> we can now proudly say what we have heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans who voted for him in 2008. and give them hope again. >> everyone did expect hope and change. and they
that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. romney held an impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes in what i've described as a government-centered society. it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i am speaking off the cuff in response to a question. i'm sure i could state it more clearly in a more effective way. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> i suspect he will be stating it in more different ways for days to come. >> exactly. i mean i'm troubled by the fact that if you are elected as the president, you do have to make remarks that are off the cuff, you have to be pretty diplomatic, you have meetings with heads of state -- >> sure. >> -- and you have to choose your words carefully. so i think in today's age when you know everything is being videotaped, to sort of say something like that, even to private, private group, private donors, and basically writing off 50% of the country, you intend to
, asked romney about that 47%. >> translator: some may say you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> first of all, this is a campaign about heel. ing people who need help. and right now, the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney was asked about the young people, brought to this country illegally by their parents. president obama allowing them to stay for now. romney was asked, would he? >> for those that are already here, and are undocumented, and brought here by their parent, and therefore are illegal aliens in this country, my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: but he did not offer what that solution would be. telling me in the primaries that those here illegally should go home and get to the back of the line. >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. >> i have some friends apparently, not in favor of a deportation, mass deportation effort. rounding up 12 million people. i believe people make their own choices, as to whether they want to go h
of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of
produced in the united states. >>> and a scare for the u.s. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the chinese coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract has not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means 6 in 10 people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. adding billions to the cost each year to treat obesity-related diseases. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller
fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest from new orleans this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. you know, the presidential visit to a disaster zone has become a bit of a ritual. the president was here to shake hands and promise more federal help. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know it's a mess. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of hurricane isaac late mo
implications for reform nationwide. >>> and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. >>> and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. >>> and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health care law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. >>> also, fire crews in central was
conditioning today, by the end of the day. we should point out, the president of the united states will be here this afternoon visiting with some of isaac's victims. sam? >> always important to make the trip down, especially when folks have had a tough time from a storm like this. one of the most -- i think important and stunning moments, ginger zee is live here hides has not just the flooding. we expected that. we expected the winds. but 44 tornadoes from the system as it moved up through america's heartland. that, to me, was an incredible number. >> so much above average. we don't usually that many. it's all weekend and continues the severe weather threat. you believe we're still talking about this guy. it's not isaac anymore. not remnants or leftovers. it's interacting with other things and what that means to you is a whole lot of rain in a whole lot of places from the carolinas through atlanta, birmingham today. one to two inches. tomorrow, here's where it gets interesting. everybody is going back to school and work. you get two to three inches from north of philadelphia to boston. i have t
. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government-dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio iowa late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses
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